- Paperback: 328 pages
- Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (February 19, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571745319
- ISBN-13: 978-1571745316
- Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,439,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It's Twins!: Parent-to-Parent Advice from Infancy through Adolescence Paperback – February 19, 2007
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"It's Twins" by Susan M. Heim is conveniently broken down into four different developmental sections (Ages 0-1; Ages 2-4; Ages 5-11; Ages 12-17). This makes it easy for the reader to quickly refer to the appropriate age level. Each section is then further broken down into Twin Tales, Twin Tips, Intriguing Twins, Twin Trivia and Points to Ponder. The Twin Tales are real-life stories written by parents of multiples (one of which is mine). These tales make the book more personal than other twin parenting books available. I only wish I had had the Twin Tips regarding air travel (which is three pages long) before I traveled with my twin toddlers since there were so many helpful suggestions that I could not find anywhere else (and believe me, I looked).
I have found this book to be extremely helpful in understanding and parenting my twins (and I am not just saying that because my story was in it). I only wish it had been written before they were born!
Each article is followed by questions to assist the reader making their own choices.
This book offers a large amount of information in small bite size portions. A book to keep and reference again and again.
The author's experience as an editor for the series, Chicken Soup for the Soul, is reflected here, since the book contains stories by different people at different stages in their parenting journey. I could have written some of the stories in this book, which showed me that my experiences were not unusual, even if I thought they were at the time. I would have welcomed this book when my boys were young, just to show me others went through the same things that I did.
There is also plenty of general child-rearing advice, making it an all-purpose parenting book--very useful when you don't have much time to spend reading. Throughout the book are "Points to Ponder," questions related to the topics just covered, with space to write a few lines. For those of us who are already journaling, these questions are wonderful prompts to help us write about our experiences as a mother of twins.
One of the most valuable pieces of advice in the book comes in the toddler and preschooler section, where Heim says, "Respect each child's individual differences. Emphasize each child's strengths. And don't allow one twin to dominate the relationship to the detriment of the non-dominant twin.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's true that there is strength in numbers, and knowing that many parents of twins go through the same struggles gives us strength or at least a point of comparison to our peers,... Read morePublished on October 26, 2009 by Kabul Fuentes
I purchased many Books re: Twins during my long and arduous 4 months on Bedrest with My Twins. I chose this book because of the many postive reviews. Read morePublished on August 22, 2009 by Violet & Henry's Mom
Hilarious stories in this one, I can definitely relate to the chaos and craziness that is nonstop with twins. However, it's more just funny or warm stories than anything else. Read morePublished on May 11, 2009 by bertha mason
It's Twins is a wonderful way to connect you to other twin parents. So often as new moms and multiples moms we get overwhelmed and feel very housebound. Read morePublished on June 2, 2008 by Angel Mom
I had hoped this book would share some insight on the special relationship of twins; instead I found it basic & not unlike other parenting books. Read morePublished on May 16, 2008 by E. Cooper